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SEWING WORKSHOPS

Photo: Paul Chapman

Days before disaster...

In February 2020, when first two COVID-19 cases were reported in the UK, Alicja had a privilege to run her first kite-sewing workshop for the White Horse Kite Flyers in Swindon, UK. Few weeks of preparation, efficient correspondence with the workshop organizers, two very emotional days, good food and hard work have led to brilliant results. 15 out of 16 CiQuare kites were completed, kite no. 16 only needed some more sewing on the tail. Among the participants there was one, for whom it was the first kite made by hand and he managed to finish the kite, and the bags as well!

Alicja worked as a business and soft skills trainer in the past, and the combination of her teaching skills and kite making skills seems to be working pretty well! Definitely a path we want to continue.

Photo report (thanks to Karl Longbottom)
CiQuare kite workshop 
Swindon, UK 2019
CiQuare kite workshop
CiQuare kite workshop

Swindon, UK 2019 photo by Karl Longbottom

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CiQuare kite workshop
CiQuare kite workshop

Swindon, UK 2019 photo by Karl Longbottom

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CiQuare kite workshop
CiQuare kite workshop

Swindon, UK 2019 photo by Karl Longbottom

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WORKSHOP KITES

All workshop kits include: well prepared, hot cut fabric pieces, reinforcements, bridle lines, end caps, pre-cut bags’ fabric, carbon tubes, workshop manual and a printed pattern, which can be reused.

Interested in another kite for your workshop? 

KIDS WORKSHOPS

CiQuare

Time (1 kite): ~12hrs

Kite size: sail 70cm x 70cm, tail 56cm x 385cm

Suitable for 2-4 Bf wind.

 

Skills to be practiced/acquired:

  • circles sewing technique; no holes in the fabric!

  • striped tail connecting and sewing

  • solutions for the construction details and bridling

  • circles back- or front-cutting (depending on color)

 

The kite has visually interesting colorful design.

The tail made of ripstop nylon strips connected with dacron tape gives a wonderful dance effect during the flight. 

The construction details/bridle are made in way to allow stacking. 

 

Circles theme on the sail available in 2 different patterns;

more and less complex. 

Colours can be picked from the combinations of Alicja's design,

or you can choose their own customised colours. 

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Dotty train (3 kites)

Time (3 kites): ~15hrs

Kite size: sail 100cm x 100cm + tail 12cm x 450cm

Suitable for 2-4 Bf wind.

 

Skills to be practiced/acquired:

  • circles sewing technique; no holes in the fabric!

  • sewing ripstop on organza

  • connecting organza tail to a sail in a specific way

  • solutions for the construction details 

  • circles back- or front-cutting (depending on color)

  • connecting kites into a train

 

One kit includes 3 Dotty kites, which can be flown in a train, or easily disconnected and flown separately.

 

Colours can be picked from the combinations of my design, or you can choose your own personalised colours.

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